Earth Day 2011 Information Resource Guide

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Earth Day is April 22, 2011: Information, Resources, Links and More

Earth Day 2011 Resource Guide: April 22We love Earth Day every year here at Easy Ways to Go Green, not only because it’s a great exclamation point on the information we try to bring you week after week all year long, but also because it’s our yearly anniversary!

Congratulations everyone as we head into year number 4!

This page is a collection of everything our editors could find around the web to help you out when it comes to celebrating Earth Day 2011. Find links to online resources, information about a wide variety of national and local community events, information on the history, updates on things like global warming and climate change, recycling resources and more.

Special thanks to everyone represented here on this page who has put effort into celebrating Earth Day, and continuing to raise eco-awareness around the globe. Thanks for your support and if we missed your site or information, drop us a line and we’ll make sure to add you to the Earth Day 2011 Resource Guide.

Earth Day is April 22, 2011: Information and History

How the First Earth Day Came About; By Senator Gaylord Nelson, Founder of Earth Day

“What was the purpose of Earth Day? How did it start? These are the questions I am most frequently asked.
Actually, the idea for Earth Day evolved over a period of seven years starting in 1962. For several years, it had been troubling me that the state of our environment was simply a non-issue in the politics of the country. Finally, in November 1962, an idea occurred to me that was, I thought, a virtual cinch to put the environment into the political “limelight” once and for all. The idea was to persuade President Kennedy to give visibility to this issue by going on a national conservation tour. I flew to Washington to discuss the proposal with Attorney General Robert Kennedy, who liked the idea. So did the President. The President began his five-day, eleven-state conservation tour in September 1963. For many reasons the tour did not succeed in putting the issue onto the national political agenda. However, it was the germ of the idea that ultimately flowered into Earth Day.”

Earth Day 2011 Information & Resource GuideEarth Day: The History of A Movement
“Earth Day 1970 capitalized on the emerging consciousness, channeling the energy of the anti-war protest movement and putting environmental concerns front and center. ”

Earth Day and EPA History: The First Earth Day in April 1970
“It may be hard to imagine that before 1970, a factory could spew black clouds of toxic into the air or dump tons of toxic waste into a nearby stream, and that was perfectly legal. They could not be taken to court to stop it. How was that possible? Because there was no EPA, no Clean Air Act, no Clean Water Act. There were no legal or regulatory mechanisms to protect our environment.”

From WIKIPEDIA: Earth Day
“Earth Day is a day that is intended to inspire awareness and appreciation for the Earth’s natural environment. Earth Day was founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in first held on April 22, 1970. While this first Earth Day was focused on the United States, an organization launched by Denis Hayes, who was the original national coordinator in 1970, took it international in 1990 and organized events in 141 nations. Earth Day is now coordinated globally by the Earth Day Network, and is celebrated in more than 175 countries every year.”

Earth Day is April 22, 2011: Links and Online Resources

Earth Day 2011 Resource and Information GuideReady to take part in Earth Day 2011? Here is how you can get involved:

Earth Day Network: A Billion Acts of Green
“April 22nd is Earth Day, it’s only a few short days away! This year, Earth Day’s theme is themed after A Billion Acts of Green: our people-powered campaign to generate a billion acts of environmental service and advocacy before Rio +20.” Pledge an act of green, Organize an Earth Day event, Attend a local event: information on all three is available here.

Earth Day Events website: Earth Day Lighten Up 2011!
“Earth Day 2011 is scheduled for April 22nd. This years theme is “A Billion Acts of Green” which stand for the millions of people that have done billions of acts of changing their lives to live more sustainability.” Get pictures, videos and more.

Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
“Earth Day 2011 will be hosted at the Sanitation Districts Joint Administration Office Parking Lot, located at 1955 Workman Mill Road in Whittier. Event parking will be at 13181/13191 Crossroads Parkway North.” More information available at the link above.

Earth Day 2011.org: Why It’s So Important
“Earth Day gives those people who have not taken part in recycling the opportunity to make changes to their lives and Earth Day 2011 Resource Information Guidetheir community that they will cherish for a lifetime. Many organized groups have adopted a pay as you throw program in their local communities.”

About.Com: Green Living Information for Earth Day 2011
“Each year, Earth Day falls on April 22. In 2011, Earth Day occurs on a Friday, though many schools, businesses and communities will be celebrating Earth Day all week long and into the weekend. Find more Earth Day facts, Earth Day games and activities for kids, a history of Earth Day, and other Earth Day ideas and suggestions at the links” on the page above.

Earth Day is April 22, 2011: Videos on History, News and by Country

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